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"A Conversation With Craig Fugate"
Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Mr. Craig Fugate, the former Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator, will discuss the successes, challenges, and the future of crisis/emergency management in our nation. Please join us on Friday, November 3, 2017, at the University of Southern California for what will certainly be an informative and enlightening discussion.

 
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William Craig Fugate, Former Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)


Crisis Management: An Evolving Perspective and Developing Leaders
wEDNESDAY, oCTOBER 11TH, 2017

How has our perspective of crisis leadership and leadership development evolved?

Our distinguished speakers will discuss this question, their roles leading through crises, the development of crisis leaders, and more.   

"A leader must provide direction and respond to the situation in a timely fashion." - John Baldoni

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Mr. Brad Kieserman, Vice President, Disaster Operations and Logistics, American Red Cross, and Former Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Mr. Peter V. Neffenger, Vice Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.), and Former Administrator, Transportation Security Administration (TSA)


Women and Crisis Leadership: A Panel Discussion - Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Do women hold the key(s) to success in crisis management?

A panel of nationally recognized public safety professionals will explore the roles women play in crisis leadership. The panel will also discuss challenges, insights, and lessons learned throughout their respective careers. 

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Captain Charlene Downey, Commander, Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach, U.S. Coast Guard
Assistant Chief Bea Girmala, Director, Office of Special Operations, Los Angeles Police Department
Professor Samantha Phillips, Director, National Center for Security and Preparedness, University of Albany
Ms. Kari Tatro, EVP/COO, Administration, Education & Emergency Operations, BCFS